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Thomas Campbell, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Family Medicine, Primary Care


Dr. Campbell is a board-certified family physician and a certified diplomate of the
American Board of Obesity Medicine. He is founder and co-director of the UR Medicine/Highland Hospital Nutrition in Medicine Research Center, where he conducts trials to study the effects of comprehensive dietary change, with a focus on plant-based nutrition, on outcomes related to various diseases. Dr. Campbell has extensive experience working with individuals and groups to prevent and treat chronic conditions using diet and lifestyle. He has authored or co-authored two popular books on nutrition, including "The China Study," a worldwide bestseller, and has presented widely on the topic of nutrition for optimal



  • Family Practice - American Board of Family Medicine


MD | State University of New York School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/25/2011 - 06/24/2013
Residency in Family Medicine at Highland Hospital

06/25/2010 - 06/24/2011
Internship in Family Medicine at Highland Hospital


Excellence in Family medicine
Sponsor: American Academy of Family Physicians
Location: SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine

Clinical Trials

Whole-Food, Plant-Based Nutrition Among Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Pilot Study of Recruitment, Retention, and Preliminary Changes in Biomarkers and Symptoms.

Lead Researcher: Thomas Campbell

This research will examine the feasibility of conducting a strict whole-food, plant-based dietary intervention in women with stable metastatic breast cancer currently undergoing conventional treatments. In addition, this research will provide preliminary data on dietary intakes and the effect of plant-based nutrition on numerous outcomes reflecting cancer prognosis and overall health using advanced imaging, various blood biomarkers linked to cancer progression, and numerous symptom questionnaires.

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Journal Articles

Campbell TM, Liebman SE. "Plant-based dietary approach to stage 3 chronic kidney disease with hyperphosphataemia." BMJ case reports.. 2019 Dec 23; 12(12)Epub 2019 Dec 23.

Campbell EK, Fidahusain M, Campbell Ii TM. "Evaluation of an Eight-Week Whole-Food Plant-Based Lifestyle Modification Program." Nutrients.. 2019 Sep 3; 11(9)Epub 2019 Sep 03.

Bodai BI, Nakata TE, Wong WT, Clark DR, Lawenda S, Tsou C, Liu R, Shiue L, Cooper N, Rehbein M, Ha BP, Mckeirnan A, Misquitta R, Vij P, Klonecke A, Mejia CS, Dionysian E, Hashmi S, Greger M, Stoll S, Campbell TM. "Lifestyle Medicine: A Brief Review of Its Dramatic Impact on Health and Survival." The Permanente journal.. 2018 22

Books & Chapters

Book Title: The Campbell Plan: The simple way to lose weight and reverse illness, using the China study's whole-food, plant-based diet.
Author List: Campbell TM
Published By: Rodale Books 2015 in Emmaus, Pennsylvania

Book Title: The China Study : The most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted and the startling implications for diet, weight loss, and long-term health
Author List: Campbell TC, Campbell TM
Published By: Benbella Books 2005 in Dallas, TX